Francisco Ocaña

NEO Astronomer


Main Research Fields

My main scientific interests are meteors, fireballs and other small bodies in the Solar System, particularly Near Earth Objects (and Interstellar ones, when they come!).

Related to my scientific interestes, I have have research interests in observation (astronomical instrumentation, robotic telescopes, site characterisation and light pollution) and its techniques (astrometry, mainly).


NEOs and asteroids

Meteors, fireballs and meteoroids

Astronomical instrumentation


Small Solar System Objects

Light Pollution

Site characterisation

Wide-field surveys

Robotic telescopes

Stratospheric balloons

Synthetic photometry




ADS list of publications


Project/mission at ESA

Planetary Defense Office / NEOCC


QA/PA (Gaia, Euclid, ISA...)